Brothers admit to sexually assaulting sister for 10 years while parents did nothing to stop themBy Mason White 10:09 AM May 25, 2015
|The Jackson family|
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Four brother’s pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting their younger sister for 10 years.
Police in North Carolina, arrested 6 brothers and their parents after they were accused of having sex with their sister since she was 4 years old.
After 10 years of sexual abuse, the oldest brother, Eric Jackson, came forward and told police about the rape and incest committed against their sister from the age of four until she was 14 years old.
Eric Jackson, 28, Matthew Jackson, 24, Nathaniel Jackson, 22, and Benjamin Jackson, 20, all pleaded guilty to sex crimes.
The brothers apologized to their sister who was home schooled, for the abuse. However, the victim who is now 17 years old, said: “Forgiveness is not mine to give. It’s God’s. You need to take it up with Him.”
Eric and Matthew were both sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison after accepting a plea deal with prosecutors.
Nathaniel and Benjamin were given 20 to 24 months each for their involvement in the abuse.
The parents of the victim, John and Nita Jackson, are currently in custody without bail on charges of child abuse.
Police said that the parents knew that their children were sexually abusing their daughter and did nothing to stop it.
They were each charged with felony child abuse, child neglect and accessory after the fact of sexual abuse.
Jon Marc, 26, will likely plead guilty at his next hearing. However, his brother, Aaron, 20, refused to take a plea deal and will likely face a trial.